Eye Donation - Share Your Sight

Date : 2017-08-25 - 2017-09-08

The Department of Surgery of Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College organized "EYE DONATION - SHARE YOUR SIGHT", an awareness programme to commemorate the 'National Eye Donation fortnight' observed from August 25th to September 8th, 2017. The III BHMS students of the college were involved in making charts on the importance of donating eyes after death and displayed them in the Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College Hospital premises, to create awareness for the visitors of the Hospital. This programme also included motivational videos on eye donation and enucleation procedure, Pre-test and Post-test assessment, Special lecture on corneal blindness and the basics of eye donation and Q & A session were a part of this programme. Dr Sarita Gonsalves, MBBS, MS, DNB, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Father Muller Medical College and Consultant at Father Muller Hospital Thumbe, was the Resource Person for the talk and the student activity held at the College on 06.09.17. Dr K John Paul, H.O.D Incharge, Department of Surgery, introduced the resource person and briefed the necessity of having such activity. Mr Goutham K S, Male Class Representative, welcomed the resource person with a bouquet as a token of appreciation. Ms Harshitha Neyyalga, Female Class Representative, expressed her views on behalf of the class on the usefulness of the session and proposed the vote of thanks. Eye donor registration forms were distributed to the participants. Over 42 participants filled the forms to pledge their eyes that were collected from the Father Muller - Rotary Mangalore North Eye Bank, for this purpose. Dr Hafis Sherief, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, was instrumental in organizing this programme.